Tiny Stars
Ages 2-3

Introduce your little movers and shakers to the joy of song and dance. Students will explore music, movement, listening skills and peer interaction in this exciting, 30-minute class created especially for your tiny dancer. Props will be provided in class to further enhance movement, imagination and fun.

Beginning Dance Combo
Ages 3-5

Budding dancers will begin to learn the foundations of ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement in a fun and structured classroom environment. Proper technique and terminology will be formally introduced as dancers gain self-confidence, balance, strength and body awareness.

Dance Combo, Levels 1&2
Ages 5-6

Dancers ready to build on basic dance fundamentals will advance their ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement skills in a fun, classroom. Training is more structured with increased focus on correct technique and terminology as students prepare to move to the next level of dance.

Pre-Ballet
Ages 6-11

This ballet technique class is designed to prepare dancers to enter our school of ballet. Students are introduced to proper ballet class etiquette, basic ballet exercises, the foundation of ballet technique, elementary barre , center floor work and across-the-floor combinations.

Accelerated Ballet for Teens
Ages 12 and up

This class is similar to Pre-Ballet, but for older beginners who want to learn ballet at an accelerated pace. Dancers are not required to perform in the Nutcracker, but they are welcome to audition, if they wish. Suggested class attire: black leotard.

Ballet 1

This class builds upon basic techniques learned in Pre-Ballet or the equivalent. Students will work on flexibility, full barre work and full center work. Students will be given exercises that will develop their coordination, strength, and musicality. They will also work on their technique and be expected to retain steps and combinations. They will understand vocabulary, focusing on turnout and body alignment.

Ballet 2

Class is designed for ages 10+ to build upon basic techniques learned in Ballet 1 or the equivalent. Students will work on flexibility, full barre work and full center work. Students will be given exercises that will develop their coordination, strength and musicality. They will also work on their technique and be expected to retain steps and combinations. They will understand vocabulary, focusing on turnout and body alignment.

Ballet 3

This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and, for girls, to prepare them for pointe. The traditional ballet class format of barre, followed by center exercises is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized.

Ballet 4

This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and advance their pointe work. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercise is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Ages 12 and up

Ballet students not yet en pointe will further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to reach that level. Pre-pointe classes stress proper alignment and correct classical ballet technique and may be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructor’s discretion.

All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique, while working in pointe shoes (or flat shoes if beginners). Classes include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Pointe students dance strictly in pointe shoes have the opportunity to perform en pointe.

Pas de Deux
Ages 12 and up

This Ballet Partnering course covers pas de deux basics in supported turns, lifts and couple ensembles. Classes are designed primarily to build a student’s core strength and confidence while manipulating, lifting and supporting each other in a kinetic relationship. Classical as well as improvisational material will be presented, thus Introducing students to the challenges that come with sharing weight and gracefully dancing with others.

Jazz 1/2/3/4

Jazz class focuses on proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy.

Leaps & Turns 1/2/3/4

This class focuses on proper technical execution of various turns, leaps and kicks, including more complex combinations across the floor. Dancers will advance their skills and fine-tune their technique to reach new levels of excellence. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy. Students are highly recommended to take ballet concurrently.

Lyrical/Improv 1/2/3/4

Lyrical dance uses music lyrics to tell a story or set a mood. It relies on ballet technique combined with expressive and emotional movement. Improvisation is also used frequently in this class to explore the dancer’s own expression and to improve spontaneity. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy. Students should have experience or be concurrently taking ballet.

Modern/Contemporary 1/2/3/4

This modern class will incorporate foundations of modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work, partnering and contemporary dance combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy.

Tap 1/2/3/4

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement. Emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds and having fun. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy.